Thursday, March 23, 2006


SF seeks SM. Should be fun loving, enjoy quiet walks and romantic dining by candlelight. Non-smoker preferred. Must have health insurance.

Welcome to 21st century dating.

Everyone thinks health insurance is expensive. Health insurance is something to complain about. But apparently health insurance has as much sex appeal as Matthew McConaughey.

Well, maybe that’s an overstatement.

I used to work with a lady who (so it was rumored) did background checks and credit reports on prospective suitors. She finally landed a guy who fit her profile. Wonder if she would add health insurance & a 401(k) to a current list of “most wanted”?

Lisa Dunbar, a 49-year-old legal secretary, recently posted her prescription for romantic suitors on Craigslist's Los Angeles site. "Are you strong, smart and sophisticated, confident and kind, without being too uppity or conceited? Do you make at least $75,000 a year and have health insurance?"

Ms. Dunbar says that several years ago, when she was uninsured, she ended up in the hospital for hand surgery and had to rely on public assistance to cover most of the bills. The experience prompted her to change jobs to get health coverage. Now, she expects a mate with similar priorities -- one who comes bearing his own deductible and co-pays. "I want somebody to be as together as I am," she says. (Ibid)

I have been in the health insurance business for a long time and never realized just how much sex appeal I had. Who needs 6 pack abs when you have health insurance?
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